Three Pepper Shakshuka Over Grits

June 22, 2021.  Dear Kids– As much as I like the flavors in this Three Pepper Shakshuka, I like it even more because it is the result of a family collaborative effort.  One of you kids brought home and made a delicious shakshuka recipe that called for poblano peppers instead of the bell peppers IContinue reading “Three Pepper Shakshuka Over Grits”

The Quintessential Chicken Teriyaki

June 17, 2021. Dear Kids- These recipes for the Classic Diner Chicken Teriyaki, a Deconstructed Chicken Teriyaki and a Vegan Carrot Teriyaki were inspired by the hundreds, or could it be thousands, of chicken teriyaki plates my friends and I downed at the Diner formerly known as “Quintessence”, which now only exists in its formerContinue reading “The Quintessential Chicken Teriyaki”

Two Classic Grandma Cookout Salads

June 07, 2021.  Dear Kids– There’s nothing like a gift from your grandma- whether it’s a tee shirt or mug with “World’s Best Grandchild” on it, the $5 bill she secretly hands to you on the way out the door or the hand knitted blanket you still sleep with as an adult- but there’s noContinue reading “Two Classic Grandma Cookout Salads”

“Anyone Can Grill!”: Garden Vegetable Pasta

Disclaimer.  This week’s entry may be full of typoos, omissions, non sequiturs and other errors as it was completed in haste and with mostly happy distractions during a five day, multi-state odyssey to celebrate one kid’s graduation from college (very proud!) and to move the other kid into their first apartment (very excited!). So pleaseContinue reading ““Anyone Can Grill!”: Garden Vegetable Pasta”

Carolina Tuna Nachos

May 21, 2021.  Dear Kids–  When you go to the Carolinas, you expect to be blown away by the barbecue, but you don’t expect to be blown away by tuna nachos, so imagine our surprise when we couldn’t get enough of the blackened tuna nachos at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar. On our first familyContinue reading “Carolina Tuna Nachos”

Crispy Eggplant Parm For My Two Kids

May 17, 2021.  Dear Kids– We are a house divided, at least as far as you kids go, when it comes to Eggplant Parm- one of you likes it roasted and the other breaded and fried.  So what’s a good Dad (and I am a good Dad, just ask me) to do, but give youContinue reading “Crispy Eggplant Parm For My Two Kids”

Apres Ski Quattro Leches Cake

May 09 2021.  Dear Daughters–  Please don’t think of this recipe for Quattro Leches Cake as being late for Cinco de Mayo, just think of it as being right on time for Mother’s Day today because it’s one of your Mom’s favorite desserts. You may also be confused by the recipe’s name, wondering what “ApresContinue reading “Apres Ski Quattro Leches Cake”

Cereal “Pie” For Any Season

Another Plug and Plate Recipe © May 01, 2021.  Dear Daughters– Today, our three course, seasonal Plug and Plate menu concludes with a Cereal “Pie” recipe to finish off a meal that includes Plug and Plate recipes for Vegetable Peeler Salad  and Risotto as well.   If you’ve been paying attention lately, you should knowContinue reading “Cereal “Pie” For Any Season”

A Risotto For Any Season

Another Plug and Plate Recipe © April 21, 2021.  Dear Daughters– If you recall last week’s episode, I introduced the Plug In Play recipe- a recipe that lets you easily swap out seasonal CSA or other ingredients and plug in new ones to make dozens of delicious variations of that recipe. We started off withContinue reading “A Risotto For Any Season”

Vegetable Peeler Salad For Any Season

A Plug & Plate Recipe © April 16, 2021.  Dear Daughters–  I was so happy to hear from you kids that you’re supporting local farmers with the Community Supported Agriculture (“CSA”) shares you set up for this year, I came up with what I call “Plug & Plate Recipes” to help you enjoy all thatContinue reading “Vegetable Peeler Salad For Any Season”